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City Expected to Delay Plan to Revamp Gwanghwamun Square

City Expected to Delay Plan to Revamp Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government on Thursday hinted at delaying an ambitious plan to develop Gwanghwamun Square, a plaza in the city’s center that has become a symbol of democracy following candlelight vigils in 2016 demanding the impeachment of then President Park Geun-hye. “We are prepared to do anything for [...]

Paik Nam-june’s ‘Suite 212′ to be Exhibited in Seoul

Paik Nam-june’s ‘Suite 212′ to be Exhibited in Seoul

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — One of the famous late Korean-American video artist Paik Nam-june’s major works will be on display in Seoul later this week, the Seoul city government said Thursday. “The three-month exhibition of Paik Nam-june’s ‘Suite 212′ will start Saturday via a 29×7.7-meter big screen, called the Seoullo Media Canvas, at [...]

Literary Festival to Bring Together 32 Prominent Writers from Home, Abroad

Literary Festival to Bring Together 32 Prominent Writers from Home, Abroad

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A major literary festival will bring together dozens of award-winning novelists and poets from home and abroad in Seoul next month for discussions and events with local literary fans, organizers said Wednesday. The eighth edition of the Seoul International Writers’ Festival (SIWF) is set for Oct. 5-13 at Dongdaemun [...]

Seoul Supports Pilot Projects for Delivery Robots and Real-time Monitoring of Underground Water

Seoul Supports Pilot Projects for Delivery Robots and Real-time Monitoring of Underground Water

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Soon, one will be able to meet delivery robots that deliver food and parcels in Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will support the demonstration of delivery robots and Internet of Things (IoT)-based water management systems using self-driving technology for up to one year starting in October. Delivery robots and [...]